June is Dairy Month! Let’s celebrate with ice cream!
This June, travel to six participating farmstands to get your Dairy Crawl passport stamped: Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, Flayvors of Cook Farm, Hadley Scoop by Maple Valley Creamery, McCray’s Country Creamery, North Hadley Sugar Shack and Market, and Smiarowski Farmstand and Creamery.
We 6 farmers have been friends and neighbors for generations. We all face similar challenges – development of farmland, difficulty finding reliable labor, and razor thin profit margins.
The milk price is currently so low that it does not cover our cost of doing business. We’ve opened farmstands to diversify our businesses so that we can continue to do what we love: create local, wholesome food for our community.
The Pioneer Valley is home to 2,161 farms, which generate $128 million in annual sales, steward 182,430 acres of land and employ 4,300 people.
This Dairy Month, we hope that you enjoy your visit to our farmstands! Supporting local matters, and we sincerely appreciate your business!
This project is organized and funded by the six participating farmstands in Sunderland, Hadley, and South Hadley.
Dairy Crawl passports will become available at participating farmstands on June 1. Please note that there is a limited number of passports!